Some of us haven’t quite figured out how to get the most out of Web 2.0 on the web, but now there’s a new challenge: How do you get the most out of Web 2.0 at your events?
Under the heading of “25 signs your event SUCKS!” (a provocative title, indeed), Julius Solaris at EventManagerBlog.com highlights several of the Web 2.0 “tools” that might be beneficial as you plan and execute upcoming events, including twitter, Upcoming, LinkedIn, flickr, and many more. (If you’d rather see the “25 signs” in pictures rather than text, click here.)
As Julius writes, you may encounter resistance if you talk to your colleagues about these new tools now — or you may be resistant yourself — but there is no question change is brewing. How far it goes, we will see.
Take a look around the rest of the EventManagerBlog after reading the “25 signs” post. I found Julius to have a good bit of interesting content on the subject of event management, but know going in that the “blog is about [his] opinion” and “[his] interests and those of valuable people in events” and it’s written in a style “that goes straight to the point…” In other words, you may not agree with everything he writes, but he offers some solid tips that, if nothing else, may push you outside your comfort zone — something that, in my opinion, is a good exercise for all of us.